NewsForge: OSS Helps Bring Back Kong
Dec 21, 2005, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)
"He's big, he's powerful, and although he's no geek, King
Kong in his latest form is an open source software user.
"The bleeding-edge special effects in director Peter Jackson's
latest offering are delivered by artists such as Weta Digital CTO
Milton Ngan. Ngan, who also counts Jackson's Lord of the
Rings films among his credits, points up the contributions of
open source software developers in producing the fantasy works.
While open source software and development is not directly used in
creating the effects for such films, Ngan said it is an integral
part of delivering the movies by improving workflow..."